City politicians are happy this week: nothing has to change. The NGA announced that Saint Louis was their preferred location for their new campus. A few dozen families will be kicked out of their homes to make room for the NGA, but the people in charge can avoid another embarrassing relocation away from the city, like with the Rams or Hardee’s.
What would you do if you learned that the government might take your home sometime in the next few months? They haven’t made up their mind just yet, but they’re already putting you through the preliminary steps of eminent domain, excavating next to your home, and blocking a grocery store from setting up shop in your neighborhood. Gustavo Rendon doesn’t have to wonder; this is how his family and neighbors have lived for the past year.